Birth Date: December 21, 1965 / Age: 51
Birth Place: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Also Credited as: Dick Andrews
Biography: Andy Dick (born 21 December 1965) is an American television and film actor. He is best known for his roles on TV sitcoms, including NewsRadio and Less Than Perfect.
Dick was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was adopted at birth by Allen and Sue Dick. His surname at birth was Thomlinson.
Dick graduated from Joliet West High School (Joliet, Illinois) in 1984. He was in numerous productions during high school, was well known as the class clown, and was elected homecoming king his senior year in the fall of 1983. Even in high school, Dick tended to use his name as a joke. One day while dressed in the Joliet West gold athletic sweats he pulled on a pair of red shorts over his sweats and used a red towel as a cape matching his shorts. He presented himself at school as "Super Dick."
He currently portrays the character "Owen Kronsky" on the ABC sitcom Less Than Perfect.
His sexuality is debated in gossip circles. He was once quoted on an E! television special in which he said, "I'm tri-sexual; I'm willing to try anything." David Bowie initially made that comment in 1972.
Always one to make a joke out of everything and everyone he could, Dick--while introducing singer Deborah Cox at a music awards show he was hosting--cracked, "Andy Dick, Deborah Cox, I wonder if we're related".
On May 15, 1999, Andy Dick drove his car into a telephone pole. He was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and hit-and-run driving. He later plead guilty to felony cocaine possession and two other misdemeanor charges--marijuana possession and possession of a smoking device--following a car crash in Hollywood. After completing an 18-month drug diversion program, a judge dismissed felony and misdemeanor drug charges against him.
In 2004 Andy had a show on MTV called The Assistant. The show spoofed themes and scenes from The Apprentice, The Bachelor, and Survivor.
Dick is also the lead singer of his band Andy Dick and the Bitches of the Century. They have appeared together on television and despite speculation otherwise are a serious performing group. They released a self-titled album in 2002.
Dick is the only actor to appear in most of MTV Movie Awards' movie parodies, skits and fake interviews.
Recently Dick wrote and directed his first feature film, "Danny Roane: First Time Director".
Dick also provides the voice of Maurice from the radio station WCTR's segment "Gardening with Maurice" in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas .
At the 2005 Comedy Central roast of Pamela Anderson, the speakers continually called Dick gay, to which he eventually simulated performing fellatio on Tommy Lee.
Felt "NewsRadio" (1995) died with Phil Hartman, but honored his contracted obligation to stay with the show for the final season. He didn't like working with Jon Lovitz during that last year.
Was one of the last people to see David Strickland alive as they binge drank in Las Vegas.
Has one son by his ex-wife and two children by 'Lina.'
He grew up a Navy brat and his dad worked on a submarine.
Following their 1990 divorce, Andy Dick and his ex-wife continued to live together platonically for their son's benefit. They both entered long term relationships and eventually they, their son, her boyfriend, Andy's new girlfriend, and the two children the girlfriend had with Andy all shared the same home for many years.
Was the 1984 Homecoming King At Joliet West High School.
Son of adoptive parents Allen and Sue (both deceased). His last name at birth was Thomlinson.
Has 3 children: Two sons; Lucas, born in 1988 and Jacob, born in 1994. He also has one daughter, Meg, born in 1997.
Attended Illinois Wesleyan University for one semester.
He considered himself very close friends with David Strickland, Phil Hartman, and Chris Farley. Farley died from an accidental overdose in 1997. Hartman was murdered in 1998 and Strickland committed suicide in 1999.
Said on his MTV reality show "The Assistant" (2004), that he lived in his car while he was a struggling actor in Los Angeles.